Local 3911 News

The re-vote for the CUPE 3903 Unit 2 ratification vote took place on Thursday, June 14 and Friday, June 15. The result of a previous vote a few days earlier was nullified due to irregularities.  The result of the re-vote is that members of Unit 2 (contract faculty) hav...

More than 300 professors (full-time or retired), librarians and archivists at York University have issued an open letter calling on the University central administration to settle with CUPE 3903 now and end the strike. The open letter was released prior to the Universi...

The bargaining team representing teaching assistants, contract faculty and graduate assistants at York University in Toronto on May 30 made an offer of settlement to the University central administration in an effort to end the 3-month long strike. The union and the em...

On March 5, members of Local 3903 of the Canadian Union of Public Employees (CUPE) at York University, began strike action after overwhelmingly rejecting York University's final offer.  CUPE 3903 represents nearly 3,000 part-time contract faculty, teaching assistants,...

COCAL, which stands for Coalition on Contingent Academic Labour, is a coalition of higher education activists from the North American continent. Members are united in working to improve working conditions at colleges and universities for contingent faculty, including a...

In the June 8 Ontario provincial election, the ruling Wynne Liberals were resoundingly defeated winning only 7 seats, the NDP gained 22 seats to total 40, and the Conservatives led by Doug Ford became the new majority government with 76 seats.  The Green Party won its...

The Alberta provincial government announced on June 1 that it will give Athabasca University a one-time $4.9-million grant to help it implement its new strategic plan and to upgrade its outdated information technology infrastructure. This is in line with a key recommen...

As mentioned in the last issue of The Outsider, our so-called labour ally at Athabasca University, AUFA (Athabasca University Faculty Association), lodged an “unfair labour practice” (reprinted in the previous issue) with the Alberta Labour Relations Board (LRB) to try...

As everyone knows, we have finally finished negotiating the new CUPE 3911 contract with Athabasca University.  Information about the proposed new contract was mailed out to all our members so it could be voted on. Included in everyone’s mail package was a notification...

CUPE 3911 and its members are very pleased to be celebrating the successes of all the AU students who are graduating at this time!  Congratulations on all your hard work that has enabled you to reach this really important milestone in your lives.  As your instructors,...

“The Canadian Union of Public Employees (CUPE) condemns the killings of protestors in Gaza by Israeli Defence Forces. On Monday, 55 protestors were killed, and another 2,271 were injured when the Israeli military used live ammunition on demonstrations near the Gaza-Isr...

On March 5, members of Local 3903 of the Canadian Union of Public Employees (CUPE) at York University, began strike action after overwhelmingly rejecting York University's final offer.  CUPE 3903 represents nearly 3,000 part-time contract faculty, teaching assistants,...

COCAL, which stands for Coalition on Contingent Academic Labour, is a coalition of higher education activists from the North American continent. Members are united in working to improve working conditions at colleges and universities for contingent faculty, including a...

The Alberta provincial opposition party the UCP recently held its convention in Red Deer.  The conference was small—its 2300 participants represented only .1% of all the eligible voters in Alberta—but the event was much ballyhooed by the monopoly media and its pundits....

On Tuesday, May 1, members of CUPE 3911 joined proudly in Edmonton’s annual march and rally for May Day.  May Day is an official national holiday in over 80 countries and is celebrated unofficially in many other countries.  In Edmonton, people from many different labou...

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